corner view :: potluck
When I first saw the theme, lots of yummy dishes that I've shared with friends over the years came to mind; but between then and now, my idea shifted. When we have potlucks with Italians present, I generally try to make things that I think are pretty American, things you might not find in a restaurant or recipe book, but things all Americans know.
Does it get more American than "Pigs in a Blanket"? I made these as snacks for a child's birthday party last weekend.
And I have to confess, I have never in my entire life made these little snacks. Sure, I've eaten them on many, many occasions while growing up, but I've never even thought of making them. Until Sunday.
I even had to look up "recipes," even though they told me exactly what I expected: hot dogs or mini sausages wrapped in canned dough, either biscuits or rolls. I loosely followed this recipe for the mustard sauce.
Even though I live in Italy, I have access to an American supermarket, so I was able to get exactly what I needed. Though, I think some of the pre-made dough and the hot dogs available in my Italian grocery would suffice.
I think people liked them, except for my daughter, that is. She took one bite and offered the rest to the hungry cat. Moments like those remind me of the contrast of our upbringings. She doesn't eat ketchup OR mayo either! Not many Americans fit that description.
So, tell me, Pigs in a Blanket...have you ever heard of it in your corner of the world or is it a uniquely American delicacy?
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